The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has called for the cancellation of the proposed idea to commercialize Federal Government-owned media houses and the privatization of refineries in the country.
The congress gave the advice in a statement signed by its President, Malam Abdulwaheed Omar, and made available Newsmen.
The statement said NLC is disturbed by the announcement that the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE had concluded plans to privatise the refineries.
It said the haste with which government seemed determined to sell off public properties under the guise of making them more efficient is alarming.
The statement said BPE had also announced the commercialization of the Nigerian Television Authority NTA, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria FRCN, NAN and the Nigeria Films Corporation.
The statement said the NLC wished to remind government that it has always promised to use the gains from petroleum price increases to reactivate existing refineries and build additional ones.
According to the statement, the major privatization exercise that was implemented recently is electricity and ever since that exercise, electricity supply has worsened.
The NLC noted that private individuals could build their refineries, but government must reactivate, maintain and take full charge of existing public refineries and also build new ones.